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Handling Advice, Comparison and Criticism As A New (or not so new) Mama.

"I wouldn't be letting him fall asleep with a soother if I were you. That creates bad habits." "You should give her a soother so he'll sleep better. It's the only way my baby slept well." "Have you had this (fill in the blank) checked out?" "Why isn't your baby eating solids yet?" "You shouldn't… Continue reading Handling Advice, Comparison and Criticism As A New (or not so new) Mama.

Baby, Health

Dealing With Postpartum Body Image.

Body image. What do you feel when you read those words? Chances are you feel something. If you're anything like me you feel confused, sometimes frustrated and tired. Body image alone, apart from any life altering event ,is a huge topic for human beings-women in particular. In definition body image is: "The subjective picture or mental image… Continue reading Dealing With Postpartum Body Image.

Baby, Frugal Living

Can You Afford To Have Children?

  Babies. Dollar signs? Cha ching cha ching? Does $41,603 per year sound about right when it comes to the cost of raising a child? This number comes from Lowestrates.ca which based their final numbers on things like childcare, transportation, food, clothing, gear, RESP's, recreation and more. You can read the full article here. I'll… Continue reading Can You Afford To Have Children?

Baby, Health

My Journey With Post Partum Anxiety.

7 hours of active labour, 45 minutes of pushing, no medication and one beautiful baby boy later-I was a mama. I don't remember much right after he came out. I know that one of my midwives plopped him on my chest and I remember a moment of looking into his very clear, bright eyes. He… Continue reading My Journey With Post Partum Anxiety.